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Level: 2

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 10.00

Start: 11/09/2017

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 2585.00*

Exams (£): 95.00**

Concessions: 1286.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This is a professional qualification for students wanting a career in the beauty therapy industry. You will be working towards the City & Guilds VRQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy – which could be your first step towards a role as a junior beauty therapist within a salon or a health spa.  

Entry requirements

You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications and practical aptitude. You will need:

  • a minimum of five GCSEs at grade D or above including English and/or Maths (grade 3/4 or above) and Science.

You will have an interview and initial assessment in English and maths and a taster. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment.

Course Content

Mandatory units are:
  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  • Promote additional services or products to clients
  • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
  • Provide facial skin care treatment
  • Enhance the appearance of eyebrows and lashes
  • Carry out waxing services
  • Provide manicure services
  • Provide pedicure services
There is a range of optional units to select from, with guidance from our beauty team.
 
You will also develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a range of methods including practical observation, written tests, assignments and preparing a portfolio of evidence.  Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

A kit and uniform are required for the programme.  Details will be available from the curriculum staff during your interview.

What can I do after this course?

Further study
You can progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy where you will continue to develop your skills in maths and English.

Careers
You can pursue a career in a wide range of roles in beauty salons and spas.

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
** Exam - This fee is to cover the cost of registration with the relevant awarding body.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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Ebony Saxton

Ebony Saxton

Award-winning beautician Ebony plans to train as beauty lecturer

Award-winning former beauty student Ebony Saxton loved her Derby College course so much that she would like to be a beauty lecturer herself one day Ebony, who initially took a VRQ level 2 diploma in Beauty Therapy at the college's Ilkeston campus, successfully completed the advanced programme in Year 2. Described by her tutors as "a vigilant learner who pays great attention to detail", she gained distinctions in all her units, exceeding her targets.And, in recognition of her hard work and dedication she received the Sensi Hairdressing, Holistic & Beauty Therapy Award in the Derby College Peak Awards. It was this same professionalism and motivation while on work experience in a Kimberley beauty salon which led to Ebony getting a job she loves. As a trained therapist with Izabella's Secret, Ebony does massages, facials, manicures and pedicures – with nails her favourite treatment. Ebony, who served in the army cadets while at school, had a great time at college and would like to return at some stage so she can one day lecture in beauty therapy.

I loved college so much that I miss it. I learned such a lot on my course and the lecturers were amazing.
I'm still learning in my job but at some stage I'd like to go back to college and train to be a lecturer.
I got some experience in teaching in the army cadets and really enjoyed it.

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